Kia's SUV onslaught is showing no signs of slowing down.
We've known for some time now that an all-new version of the Kia Sorento is coming. Spy photos released last summer gave us our first look at Kia's upcoming mid-size SUV and we're hoping it will look as sleek as the Telluride.
After debuting the Seltos last year, Kia's SUV onslaught will continue next month with the debut of the all-new Sorento on February 17 at a standalone event in South Korea. Order books for the Korean version of the Sorento will also start immediately after its reveal. Presumably, the US version of the new Kia Sorento will debut later this year and go on sale as a 2021 model.
New spy shots also give us a first look inside the interior, which has a larger infotainment screen and more premium materials. Also expect it to be equipped with the latest active safety assists. As for the exterior, previous spy shots have shown that the new Sorento will look more stylish than its predecessor thanks to slimmer headlights and a wider grille.
Three interior configurations are shown including beige, born and black trims, with the latter reserved for a new hybrid variant.
Recently, Kia confirmed the new Sorento will be offered with new hybrid and plug-in hybrid options, as well as a fuel-cell version in the future. We're expecting hybrid Sorento models to utilize the same setup as the electrified Kia Optima, with power coming from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to produce up to 202 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque in the plug-in hybrid and 192 hop and 271 lb-ft of torque in the hybrid.
Given that the new Kia Sorento's debut is only a few weeks away, we wouldn't be surprised if Kia drops a few teasers between now and then.